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Linking Samoans

Book cover  “Ua Tālā le Ta’ui” - Vol. 4
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted a book launch ceremony on Thursday, May 6th, to celebrate the publication of a new book produced in collaboration with the community. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, was the keynote...
SHS grads parading
The parade of Samoana High School Alumini marching from the Fagatogo malae to the Utulei Beach as part of their 75th Golden Jubilee celebration this week. Happy 75th Birthday Samoana High School! [photo by AF]
Frankie Adams starring in Teine Sā
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A new Pacific-themed drama and horror television series has been created for New Zealand. It is the country's first show to be written, directed, produced and crewed entirely by people of the Moana. The series, Teine Sā - The Ancient Ones, has taken a modern-day twist on...
TTFAAS banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a zoom meeting with members of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa, Ms. Tracy Baetz, curator of the Interior Smithsonian Museum in Washington and Ms. Tanya Joshua, Deputy Policy Director/ Communications of U.S.DOI, requested the TTFAAS Banner to be...
Rodney Te’o
Fort Hall, IDAHO — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes officially announce Rodney Te’o as the new Information Technology (IT) Director. According to Executive Director, Elese D. Teton, “Mr. Rodney Te’o has been selected and began his new position duties on Monday, May 10, 2021. Rodney has worked for the...
Miss Ho’oponokau’ilani Larissa Pa’aga-Fuiava
Silverdale, WASHINGTON — Central Kitsap High School Senior, Miss Ho’oponokau’ilani Larissa Pa’aga-Fuiava competes in the shot put event during a track-and-field meet at Central Kitsap in Silverdale, Washington. She won the Washington State title in the event in 2019.  Two years ago when Pono won...
Mother and daughter Ivona and Puni Silivelio
Killeen , TEXAS — In true island fashion, hundreds of colorfully dressed local residents of Samoan ancestry held a groundbreaking ceremony that included a roasted pig and luau.  The Samoan Congregational Church of Killeen; aka Samoa-i-Texas (Samoans in Texas), officially kicked off their new...
Aniseko “Seko Unutoa
Barrow, ALASKA — On April 13, 2021, Aniseko “Seko Unutoa of Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska was selected as the new BUS Superintendent of Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUECI). Mr. Unutoa succeeds former BUS Superintendent Timothy Russell who recently was promoted to General Manager....
Aiga Malosi Repat 3 in a group photo
Aiga Malosi Repat 3 spending their last night together at the Tradewinds Hotel Thursday night. Dr. Fiona Traills and Dr. Cecilia Alailima announced that all 221 Repats from the 4th Repatriation Flight have all received NEGATIVE results from all the Covid-19 tests, the last of which was administered...
ASCC business students
O se va’aiga i le vasega atoa o le Kosi Pisinisi o lo’o ua tau’avea nei aoaoga tau Feso’ota’iga ma Fefa’ataua’oga Fa’apisinisi, ma e tatau ai ona latou aoaoina le tele o tu ma agaifanua a Atunuu eseese o loo aumau fa’atasi i tatou i Amerika Samoa nei, atoa ma atunuu o lo’o tele mai ai latou fefa’...

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